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Author Huan, Vivien S. ♦ Tan, Jean Lee ♦ Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian ♦ Ang, Rebecca P.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF ♦ HTM / HTML
Language English
Subject Keyword Learning ♦ Child-centered design methods ♦ Participatory design ♦ Children ♦ Social skills ♦ Hci
Abstract In this article we describe the CALSIUM framework to elicit children's contributions and perspectives in the design of an online game for enhancing social skills of children. This study advocates a participatory design approach that emphasizes the active involvement of users at the early part of the design process. The children play-tested the game prototype and participated in focus group discussions. Using storyboarding, a low-fidelity prototyping technique, they developed design concepts and ideas which were translated into design directions for the development of the game. The data collected were used to glean insights into the likes and dislikes of children and to analyze the opportunities and challenges in engaging children as users, testers, informants, and design partners. Besides stretching children's creativity and critical thinking on the game design, the children's cognitive understanding of social knowledge was enhanced, evident from the design artifacts produced.
Description Affiliation: Nanyang Technological University (Tan, Jean Lee; Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian; Ang, Rebecca P.; Huan, Vivien S.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 9
Issue Number 1
Page Count 17
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 17


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Source: ACM Digital Library